Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Wedding pastures

Sokdang and Kunthea tie the knot
Two former work colleagues tied the knot today and threw the usual wedding reception-party at the popular Mondial Center this evening. I didn't even know Sokdang and Kunthea were an item until recently, when I received an invite to tonight's party, and it came as a bit of a shock. Sokdang was my IT manager for a long time before he left to newer pastures a few months ago. I didn't think then it would be to wedding pastures. I wish them both a wonderful life together. The food tonight was pretty good and I dusted off my dancing shoes for a couple of madizon and cha-cha-cha numbers before retiring gracefully. Rumnea was in the mood for fun as can be seen from one of the faces she was pulling throughout the evening.
Rumnea in playful mood at tonight's party - perhaps her version of The Scream
The big news of the day was the announcement that the Phnom Penh Crown Academy boys will kick-off on Saturday in the 11-nation Asean Under-15 Champions Trophy. This will mean the club's Academy boys will play home and away matches against the best that 5 Asean countries have to offer, in their age group, with the best two in each group progressing to the semi-finals. The teams representing each country have been hand-picked and the Crown Academy are Cambodia's representative. They will initially meet teams from Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Timor Leste to decide who goes forward. This is the biggest thing since sliced-bread as far as Asean youth club competitions are concerned. Air Asia are on board as the carrier, ferrying the teams around Asean for free, and the winners will pocket a 1st prize of $50K. Crown kick-off with a game in Saigon on Saturday against the PVF Academy and on 1 June will welcome the Frenz Malaysia A team for their first game at home. It promises to be an exciting, ground-breaking competition.

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